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Government to develop National Building Code

Views - 27 Friday, 3 May 2019 00:00

Cabinet this week gave approval to a joint proposal to develop a building code in consultation with all stake holders in the industry, covering building planning, construction, maintenance and renovations. Following a spike in accidents involving col


Dialog rings itself to the top of Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands

Views - 1342 Thursday, 2 May 2019 00:00

Brand Finance Lanka, the pioneering brand valuation and strategy firm, released its 16th consecutive review of Sri Lanka’s most valuable and strongest brands in LMD’s Brands Annual. The launch event scheduled for 30 April was cancelled as a mark


More benefits for workers says Labour and Trade Union Affairs Minister

Views - 27 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00

In a message marking May (Labour) Day, the Labour and Trade Union Affairs Minister Ravindra Samaraweera says the socio-economic development of a country is made by employees, while insisting that the Government has taken many favourable decisions to


Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka celebrates successful handover of 98 homes for plantation workers

Views - 39 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00

On 24 March, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera ceremoniously handed over 98 homes built under the ‘Indian Housing Project’, to the families of the Hellbodde Estate in Nuwara Eli


Completion of Bharti Airtel Lanka Strategic Industrial Partnership Program with Kelaniya University

Views - 102 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00

Bharti Airtel Lanka opened its doors in 2017 to the undergraduates of the Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies of the University of Kelaniya under the Airtel Strategic Industrial Training Partnership Program.


Experience Dubai in a different light this summer with My Emirates Pass

Views - 17 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00

Emirates customers can unlock the best Dubai has to offer for less this summer with the return of My Emirates Pass – an offer that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership card providing travellers special benefits and discounts


Fairfax’s Fairfirst Insurance to support affected communities

Views - 295 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00

Fairfax Financial Holdings Chairmanand Chief Executive Officer Prem Watsa has conveyed his deepest sympathies and condolences with the people of Sri Lanka. Watsa, in a message to Fairfirst employees and associates,wrote: “These tragic events have


Embassy of Sri Lanka takes part in ‘Iraq Agrofood 2019’ Baghdad trade exhibition

Views - 31 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:49

The Embassy of Sri Lanka participated in the ‘Iraq Agrofood 2019’ Baghdad Trade Exhibition which was held from 15 to 17 April at the Baghdad International Fair Ground, together with the Sri Lanka Tea Board and five Sri Lankan tea exporting compan


Cummins appoints new distributor for the Maldives

Views - 332 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:48

Trade Promoters Ltd. (TPL), Cummins’ long-established distributor in Sri Lanka in South-East Asia, has been appointed distributor for the Maldives, covering Cummins’ full product line of diesel and gas generator sets as well as diesel and gas eng


Livguard Batteries appoints Lasith Malinga as brand ambassador

Views - 23 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:48

Livguard Energy Technologies, the leading energy storage brand in India that also has a strong presence in Sri Lanka since 2017, recently announced its appointment of Sri Lankan pace bowling ace and former national captain Lasith Malinga as its brand


CB Chief says extent of disruption to economy from attacks depend on how soon stability returns

Views - 91 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:46

The Easter Sunday bombings “clearly” had an impact on confidence and sentiment, but the extent of disruption likely depends on how quickly the Government can stabilise the situation, says Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy.


The Management Club urges members to contribute towards restoring peace in SL

Views - 20 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:45

The Management Club (TMC) joins the rest of Sri Lanka and the world in mourning, following atrocious act of terrorism that devastated the country on Easter Sunday. Sri Lanka is still shaken in the aftermath of the horrific Easter attacks that has tak


SLRA pledges to contribute towards restoring the country’s economy

Views - 120 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Retail Association (SLRA) strongly condemn the Easter Sunday attacks that took place across the country which took the lives of many innocent people, injured hundreds more, causing substantial damage to the economy of the country. “W


Cinnamon Grand condemns terror attack; hails courageous staff

Views - 54 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:50

Cinnamon Grand Hotel in a statement has condemned the Easter Sunday terror attacks and said it has bounced back to be open to guests since then. Following is the full statement. “The explosions on Easter Sunday morning, one of which was at the Tap


Noritake recognised for CSR efforts with double awards

Views - 31 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:48

Noritake Lanka Porcelain Ltd. recently won two prestigious awards in recognition of its CSR efforts; one at the recently concluded JASTECA CSR/Sustainability Awards and the other at the Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards. It received


Collection of geology-related rare stones from Monarch Lanka International

Views - 16 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:47

Monarch Lanka International Ltd. now offers a rare opportunity of observing and purchasing all the natural stones, pebbles and minerals prescribed in G.C.E. O/L and A/L syllabus of geography/geology at the company’s head office (No. 105, Nawala Roa


Tomahawk introduces range of new bicycles for New Year season

Views - 29 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:46

Tomahawk Bicycles with a prestigious history of over 20 years in the world of bicycles, introduces a range of attractive bicycle models for the festive season. Black X, Mack X, Lenox and Folding bicycles are among the models introduced. Tomahawk Bic


UNDP assists local cooperatives to thrive in Muthur, Trincomalee

Views - 16 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:45

Recently, the resettled communities in the Muthur, Soodaikudah and Kadatkaraichchenai areas in the Sampoor Trincomalee District came together to celebrate the milestones of support received under the EU funded Catalytic Support to Peacebuilding Progr


SLT and AsiaInfo International sign MoU

Views - 19 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:43

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider, entered into a partnership with AsiaInfo International Ltd., a leading IT solutions and service integrator in the global communications industry, to introduce digital products and solution


ICCA condemns Easter Sunday attacks

Views - 14 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

Following is a statement from the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) CEO Senthil Gopinath on the recent events in Sri Lanka: “On behalf of ICCA President James Rees, the ICCA Board of Directors, the ICCA team and ICCA members fr


Arbitration launch postponed

Views - 13 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

The launch of the Sri Lankan branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators which was due to be held on 29 April at the Galle Face Hotel from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. has been postponed to a future date, to be notified.


CIPM Sri Lanka saddened by recent events, urges restraint

Views - 12 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka President Dhammika Fernando and the Governing Council of CIPM Sri Lanka in a statement said that they were shocked and deeply saddened by the events that took place in the country on Easter Sunday targeting innocent civilians. CIPM Sr


European Chamber condemns attacks

Views - 11 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) strongly condemns the attacks that took place on 21 April at several religious and commercial establishments in Sri Lanka. ECCSL said it extended its deepest condolences to the victims, their fam


SriLankan Airlines now serving customers through offices across the country

Views - 25 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:02

SriLankan Airlines has made arrangements for all ticketing related matters to be handled from SriLankan Airlines ticket offices and passenger services offices across the country, for the convenience of its valued customers and taking into considerati


The Kingsbury Colombo ready to welcome visitors from today

Views - 70 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:02

The Kingsbury Colombo will be ready to welcome guests from today, the hotel said in a statement released yesterday. Following is the full text of the statement: “Recent events have been deeply disturbing, however our passion to serve our valued gue


Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce condemns Easter Sunday attacks

Views - 38 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:02

Following is a statement issued by the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the Easter Sunday attacks, issued by its Chairperson Chathuri Ranasinghe: “On behalf of the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, I share our collective sent


Robust intelligence and security infrastructure a compelling national imperative: SEC Chairman

Views - 135 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:02

There is no second guessing or gainsaying with regard to the compelling need for a state-of-the-art, robust intelligence and rapid response security infrastructure, said Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman Chartered Accountant Ranel Wijesinha.


COYLE condemns terrorist attacks and expresses condolences to the victims

Views - 12 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:01

The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) in a statement yesterday unequivocally condemned the recent terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in our motherland. “We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the


FITIS condemns terror attacks

Views - 9 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:00

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), as the apex body of the ICT industry in the country, strongly condemns the attacks that took place across the country on Sunday, which killed over 300 innocent people, and injured h


AAT postpones awards ceremony

Views - 12 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:00

AAT yesterday stated that its Passed Finalist Certificate Awarding Ceremony scheduled to be held at the BMICH today, 25 April, has been postponed considering the prevailing situation in the country. Next date will be informed in due course to all the


Today's Columnists

Let sanity prevail

Saturday, 18 May 2019

To those of our generation it will appear that Sri Lanka is in a near permanent state of conflict; now hidden, now open, citizen against citizen, brother against brother. There are interruptions to the theme of violence, these breaks are mistaken for


The crisis and constitutional violations

Friday, 17 May 2019

Sri Lanka was in a deep and complex crisis even before the outbreak of the Easter Sunday attacks. Now, in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks, the country has plunged into a deeper and bigger crisis, which is more complex than it was before. The ec


Who are we?

Friday, 17 May 2019

Faced with a tragedy of the scale we have just witnessed, I don’t believe it’s enough to ask how it happened, or what happens next. We must ask a much more fundamental question, which is, who are we? The easy answer is to say we are Sri Lankans,


Mangala’s mistake

Friday, 17 May 2019

The script of ‘Mangala’s mistake’ is simple and straightforward. It begins with a pervasive silence of our collective complicity with an untruth. Mangala decides to pierce the conspiracy of silence with the obvious truth. It is a grave mistake


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